A review and a pic of yours truly.

The other night we were at Target picking up a few things and I decided to peruse the frozen section to see if there were any new, interesting Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones offerings, specifically for breakfast.  Because our schedule is so hectic, it’s nice to have something quick to prepare on hand for those times when I forget to defrost something or just plain don’t want to cook.  Well, Smart Ones had some nicely portioned breakfasts and I decided upon the Waffles and Turkey Sausage.

You can see from the photo that the turkey sausage is not particularly photogenic, however, it was actually pretty good!  The package comes with two waffles, a small packet of syrup, and two turkey sausage links.  There was a fancy envelope which allowed you to microwave the waffles to the desired crispness but, mine weren’t crispy.  🙁  They still tasted fine but, if I did this again I’d just use the toaster. All in all, it was surprisingly good.  The syrup allotted was so much less than I’m used to using but it was exactly enough.  That’s an interesting by-product of this journey I’m on; it’s getting easier to see what a proper portion size looks like.
Today I decided to have my oldest take a pic of me so once I reach my goal, I have something to look back on as motivation to keep working hard.  So, here I am.  All 5’3″, 201lbs of me:

Yep.  That’s me!  I’ve got a long way to go but I know I’m going to make it.  This morning I worked out on the treadmill, walking for 30 minutes at about 3.7mph.  Let me tell you, listening to the Black Eyed Peas songs “Pump It” and “Don’t Phunk With My Heart” will get you moving like nothing else!! I have a medley of songs by them Lady GaGa and Madonna on a playlist and it makes the treadmill time just fly right by!  After my walk, I worked out using free weights and did some crunches.  Can you tell I’m ready to get in shape??  🙂
Finally, I wanted to share with you this delicious salad that was my lunch today.  It consisted of leftover grilled chicken, 1/2 a head of romaine lettuce, 1/4 of a red pepper, a tsp of raw sunflower seeds, a Tbs of capers, all topped with 1.5 Tbs of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette.  It was so delicious!!!  There is something about eating salad during the summertime.  So light and crisp, I love it!

It’s nice to feel so pepped up about something and not being submerged in self-loathing feelings.  Certainly makes for a much better day.  🙂  I hope all is well in your world!!


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